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    Tetenal Work Paper

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    My local photo store has lots of Tetenal Work paper in stock and I may get a good deal on it. But I am not that keen on it because it is graded. Although I could go with a bunch of grade 2 and 3 I would miss the ability to split grade.
    And how should I use it with an Ilford Multigrade head?

    Any thoughts on this paper?

    Morten

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    With a multigrade head, unless your exposures are too short for comort, you can simply leave all filters at zero, i.e. use unfiltered white light. Filtration has the effect on graded papers only of attenuating the light; a strong yellow contrast or cc filter might even act as a safelight, or at the very least will greatly reduce the paper's apparent speed.

    Grades 2 and 3 will probably cover 80% of your negatives if you meter everything and are consistent in developing. The other 20%, you can split filter on multigrade.
    Photography has always fascinated me -- as a child, simply for the magic of capturing an image onto glossy paper with a little box, but as an adult because of the unique juxtaposition of science and art -- the physics of optics, the mechanics of the camera, the chemistry of film and developer, alongside the art in seeing, composing, exposing, processing and printing.

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    Morten,
    Did you try the Work paper? I ran into it for the first time in Athens, yesterday. I impulsively bought some of the Tetenal Work liquid emulsion without reading the directions. I should have gotten some of the paper but I was weighed down with too much paper and supplies already.
    If you or anyone tried it what are your impressions?
    THanks and best regards,
    James

    Quote Originally Posted by modafoto
    Hi

    My local photo store has lots of Tetenal Work paper in stock and I may get a good deal on it. But I am not that keen on it because it is graded. Although I could go with a bunch of grade 2 and 3 I would miss the ability to split grade.
    And how should I use it with an Ilford Multigrade head?

    Any thoughts on this paper?

    Morten

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    You can get some change in contrast in graded papers by making adjustments to the developer. Increasing the pH or bromide content will increase contrast. Using a smaller dilution, FS or 1+1, rather than 1+2 will also increase contrast. Increasing dilution will reduce contrast. Using a Metol only developer such as Selectol or Selectol Soft will further decrease contrast.

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    The cheapest paper is the one you know best, like best, work with best. Why are you going to change your whole printing routine, just to save a few bucks on paper?

    Don't let apparent bargains derail you from your path.
    "What drives man to create is the compulsion to, just once in his life, comprehend and record the pure, unadorned, unvarnished truth. Not some of it; all of it."

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